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Would my 6 to 9 week old chicks be undergoing some type of
Would my 6 to 9 week old chicks be undergoing some type of molting when they lose their down on their back and start to grow feathers.? Leaving a bald spot.? Could this also be some type of mite or pe… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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2 of my chooks have lost the down from under their vent area.
2 of my chooks have lost the down from under their vent area. It was looking a little red nd I treated them for mites/lice and it is less red but the down has not grown back. They don't seem uncomfort… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
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I have a 3 day old little girl, Sugar Plum. Her feathers are
I have a 3 day old little girl, Sugar Plum. Her feathers are ruffed and she will not eat. I have tried oatmeal and yogurt on my finger, but she won't peck it off or eat very much. Sugar Plum seems to … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
we live in India . There are no avian vets in our area.We
we live in India . There are no avian vets in our area. We have a tree pie that has had scaly mites of the feet, vent and now again the face. We first treated her with Ivermectin sub q. It worked and … read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Dr. Bob, Per your advise, I tried to find Levamisole on the
Dr. Bob, Per your advise, I tried to find Levamisole on the net. Nobody carries it except Vet Pharmacies but they want you to call in the prescription. The chickens have gap worm again and it is progr… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Hello, I currently have two 1 year old hens (an Ameraucana
Hello, I currently have two 1 year old hens (an Ameraucana and a Black Australorp). I started off with four hens, all the same age, and raised them since they were approx 4 or 5 week old pullets. Appr… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Oh dear, it started about four weeks ago, with one chicken
Oh dear, it started about four weeks ago, with one chicken that appeared to lose its feather around its vent, now half the flock have lost feathers from their rear end, round to their front. Leaving f… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Our chicken got pecked by the other chickens. There was a bit
Our chicken got pecked by the other chickens. There was a bit of blood on the back on the chicken. We separated it and put some antibiotic ointment and gently covered it with a 4x4 gauze on the injury… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
22,051 satisfied customers
my 3 chickens have large bald patches, red skin and broken
my 3 chickens have large bald patches, red skin and broken feathers. I have washed and washed the coop and dusted them with a sulphur smelling stuff from the pet place at least 4 times and let them fr… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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22,051 satisfied customers
I have 5 hens in my backyard coop that are well fed and get
I have 5 hens in my backyard coop that are well fed and get fresh water, greens,kitchen scraps and corn and scratch daily. @ of them have little bald patches on their wings that just developed yesterd… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have two hens about 5 months old. They appear basically
I have two hens about 5 months old. They appear basically healthy and content. However they have an area on their underside from near their vent to just under breast with no feathers. It almost appear… read more
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I have about 45 geese that I take care of, they are living
I have about 45 geese that I take care of, they are living in the wild here at White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas. I have been releasing them here for about seven years and they seem to do very well. On… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early
Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early spring. Now I see a couple that have picked their feathers off of the crop area and at least one that is losing feathers off of her head… read more
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Deb Jankura
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
326 satisfied customers
I have a small flock of Rhode Island Reds One year old (5).for
I have a small flock of Rhode Island Reds One year old (5).for the past month to 6 weeks their feathers on their tummy and near tail on top have dropped with no new growth. thought they were broody bu… read more
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Andrea Roberts
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my mccaw picked her neck feathers and they havent grown back.
my mccaw picked her neck feathers and they haven't grown back. Now she is picking and it looks like she is getting scabs. It is hard to take her to a vet. What antiobiotic can I give her?… read more
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Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
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I have a parakeet (a rescue, so unaware of its age) which has nasal discharge above both of its nares. It appears to have had some blood in it b/c I can see a small drop of blood here and there in oth… read more
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Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
I have a Black Copper Maran Cockerel, 2 Black Maran Hens and
I have a Black Copper Maran Cockerel, 2 Black Maran Hens and 2 Cuckoo Maran Hens all just over a year old. In all ways the birds appear healthy and produce 4 eggs a day. The Cockerel is very active wi… read more
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Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
hen: feathers..swollen..s active and scratching, but I am worried
my 9 moth old orpington hen has feathers missing and some look broken off of her rear end... not near the vent and thae same area appears swollen... she's active and scratching, but I am worried about… read more
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Andrea Roberts
veterinary surgeon
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